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by gridsleep
Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: ISO Minisoftmusik Extractor
Replies: 2
Views: 1202

ISO Minisoftmusik Extractor

Does anyone have a copy of Minisoftmusik Extractor additive VST? I have looked all over the net and have found only one purported copy on a Russian site, but it appears to be a DOS exe that I have yet to figure how to open. (It was a UPX but that only released a larger exe that defies analysis.) Min...
by gridsleep
Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: "Lucky Star" Bass-line
Replies: 25
Views: 11763

Re: "Lucky Star" Bass-line

I opened this topic expecting, surprisingly, some discussion of Motteke! Sailor Fuku! Why am I surprised that the result was actually more mundane? And, no, there is not a single iota of anything about Madonna that interests me in the least.
by gridsleep
Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Analog sampler?
Replies: 56
Views: 29187

Re: Analog sampler?

Back to laser storage, I refer to a Wired article: http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2005/10/69033 Scientists at Australian National University in Canberra were able to fire a laser bearing a discreet signal (information) into a crystal where the light speed was slowed dramatically. The ...
by gridsleep
Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Analog sampler?
Replies: 56
Views: 29187

Re: Analog sampler?

Of course, there would have to be amplification and reamplification, but with care signal degradation could be negligible.
by gridsleep
Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Analog sampler?
Replies: 56
Views: 29187

Re: Analog sampler?

I like rhino's idea of an analog magnetic recording platter. It doesn't look as if anyone is manufacturing anything like that. The closest thing in modern parlance is a tape delay and even all those are simulated now. There has to be a way to suspend a signal discreetly within a circuit. Wait... Lig...
by gridsleep
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Analog sampler?
Replies: 56
Views: 29187

Re: Analog sampler?

You couldn't record onto hard disk, as I stated, because that instantly makes the sample digital. To be purely analog, the signal must remain analog along the entire signal path. Any recourse into digital storage would degrade the analog nature of the signal. See my addenda to the original post.
by gridsleep
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Analog sampler?
Replies: 56
Views: 29187

Analog sampler?

Has anyone ever made a true analog sampler? I was reading the recent posts under the Korg DSS-1 in which one user declared it to be analog and several others rightly explained it is hybrid at best. The DSS-1 stores samples (and modeled harmonics and hand-drawn wave forms) as PCM samples, which are d...
by gridsleep
Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ISO RSDSXP2KB
Replies: 1
Views: 872

ISO RSDSXP2KB

Does anyone know if the Red Sound Dark Star XP2 Keyboard was ever produced, even as a mock-up? I just read about it in an old issue of Keyboard (April 2002) covering NAMM that year, when the XP2 debuted. I have an XP2 but I'm curious as to how the keyboard would have appeared. Red Sound Systems appe...
by gridsleep
Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:17 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Arturia "Hybrid Synth" promotion May/June 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1530

Re: Arturia "Hybrid Synth" promotion May/June 2012

Buy a Spark or any of the Analog Experience packages and get up to 8 free softsynths. http://www.arturia.com/evolution/assets/images/promotion/hm/Spark.jpg http://www.arturia.com/evolution/assets/images/promotion/hm/get_vc.jpg Full details here. Dooes anybody else here think that Spark picture with...
by gridsleep
Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Calling all Korgheads and Tritoneers! Question!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2208

Re: Calling all Korgheads and Tritoneers! Question!!

Thanks for all the replies. Some very useful information here. I think I'm going to go for a Roland A80. It has 88 keys with polyphonic aftertouch, two MIDI in, one MIDI through, and four MIDI out. It's a bit newer than the Ensoniqs and probably a bit less prone to malfunction. It's a lot closer to ...
by gridsleep
Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Calling all Korgheads and Tritoneers! Question!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2208

Calling all Korgheads and Tritoneers! Question!!

I have read through the Triton manual, and scoured the web, but still I am not dead certain whether or not the Triton has polyphonic aftertouch. I want a keyboard with poly aftertouch for my studio. The only contenders seem to be the new VAX77 MIDI keyboard (at $3,000? Pppvvvvfff! Yeah, right...), t...
by gridsleep
Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: VSE - Good trader/seller thread
Replies: 2142
Views: 573328

Re: VSE - Good trader/seller thread

I just realized I forgot to put a mention in here of our fellow miscreant "cave" who came through in a pinch when he IM'd me that he had a Kawai K5000W available at a ripping decent price. Cosmetically it should be in the yard of Sanford & Son, but electronically, it is perfect. Thank you, cave, you...
by gridsleep
Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Poly-800 stuttering hiccup FIXED never mind thx
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Re: Poly-800 stuttering hiccup FIXED never mind thx

Yes, the X-Stations charge their own batteries, and there is even a system setting for it. You can choose no charging, medium charging only when on mains, low charging when on USB, or medium charging when on USB. One of the display pages also shows what voltage and current the batteries are providin...
by gridsleep
Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:09 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Poly-800 stuttering hiccup FIXED never mind thx
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Re: Poly-800 stuttering hiccup FIXED never mind thx

Thanks, cgren72, I will look into that. I just wish the Poly-800 would recharge its own cells as the X-Station does. I am sure now that the sound problem was due to lack of use and the memory structure decaying. Yes, going from RCA sockets to 1/8" sockets can be a hassle. I have adapters lying about...
by gridsleep
Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Poly-800 stuttering hiccup FIXED never mind thx
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Re: Poly-800 stuttering hiccup

Thanks for taking the time. I was writing about the RCA jacks on my USB audio/MIDI adapter. I have cables with RCA male on one end and 1/4" male on the other. Then, I just (fortunately) bought 1/4" female to 1/8" male mono adapters. Those went into a 2-to-1 1/8" adapter which went into the From tape...